Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke takes the witness stand at a hearing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in front of Judge Vincent Gaughan at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago.

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke . (Nancy Stone/Pool/Chicago Tribune)

 

READ OUR COVERAGE FROM THE TRIAL 

 

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is on trial for the first-degree murder of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot McDonald, armed with a knife, 16 times after police were called on a report of a teenager breaking into vehicles and behaving erratically.

 

 

READ ALL OF THE POLICE REPORTS 

 

The narrative in the police reports–that McDonald walked toward Van Dyke or threatened him with the knife–differ from the video captured on a squad car dash camera.

 

 

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A TIMELINE OF THE CASE 

 

Van Dyke shot McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. His murder trial starts on Sept. 5, 2018

 

 

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LAQUAN MCDONALD’S BULLET WOUNDS, AUTOPSY REPORT

 

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KEY PLAYERS IN THE CASE

 

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